Small Business Saturday and Online Holiday Shopping

afm1We’re open today for Black Friday and have special treats and holiday displays on tap for Small Business Saturday.

Our website also has our holiday collection of flowers, plants, décor, wreaths, seasonal gifts and more ready to browse at your convenience for any day as well as special deals for Cyber Monday!afm2

We’re excited to kick off this holiday season with a larger collection of holiday centerpieces and holiday bouquets as well as ideas for gifts and décor for upcoming holiday parties and events.

To get you in the mood for the holidays, here are some highlights from the holiday collection that incorporates ideas for Christmas and Hanukkah:afm3

  • The Belmont Shore Christmas Centerpiece has orchids, pine, cedar, and berries to create a stunning festive display for the holiday dinner table.
  • Bixby Knolls Christmas comes in a vase filled with clear acrylic rocks along with red roses, frosted pine cones, llex berries, greenery and white hydrangea.
  • Jingle Bell Rock has Casablanca lilies, red roses and gerbera daisies, red tulips, white alstromeria, green hypericum and lily grass in a bunch vase accented with a Christmas ribbon.
  • The Harvest Garland is just one of many styles of garlands available. This one has Douglas fir, fern, moss, eucalyptus, artichokes, peacock feathers, Christmas lights and Christmas balls.afm4
  • The Boxwood Christmas Tree makes a great gift or décor item. It’s a miniature Christmas tree that has been trimmed with all types of holiday accents.

We also have a partnership with a local bakery in Long Beach so you can choose from all types of delicious treats online to get for your own holiday celebration or to send to someone special. Other unique gifts include ornaments and gift baskets galore. We have something for everyone in terms of style and budget!afm5

Stop on by today, tomorrow, or any day throughout the holidays to see our Long Beach flower shop and enjoy a range of gift and décor ideas for this special season! We look forward to seeing you!

Doing the Turkey Trot in Long Beach Before the Big Thanksgiving Feast

afm1One of our annual traditions here in Long Beach is here again and is one of the best ways to spend Thanksgiving morning.

That is the Turkey Trot in Long Beach, which offers a great way to get some exercise in and support local charities and food banks.afm7

The race takes place at Marina Vista Park at 5200 Eliot Street near the beach so you will have great views while you take on the 5k, 10k, or half marathon.

It’s a fun time for the whole family and a great way to burn off those extra calories you plan to consume over Thanksgiving!

There’s even a special racecourse for the kids so they can also get involved!

Don’t forget to stop by our Long Beach flower shop and pick up or order Thanksgiving flowers for your home or as a gift for your host. You can also get Thanksgiving centerpieces.

On our website you can also order fresh baked treats that are a great addition to the Thanksgiving table. Every item is baked fresh daily at our Long Beach bakery partner.afm4

Although we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so our staff can celebrate with their family and friends, we do plan on re-opening on Friday just in time for the start of holiday shopping with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.afm3

Don’t forget to stop by and support your local Long Beach flower shop plus order your holiday flowers and get some gifts checked off the list!

Be Thankful No Matter Where You Are

afm1Whether you plan to join your friends and family this year for Thanksgiving or you can’t be there with them, make sure you let them know just how thankful you are that they are in your life and have enriched it.afm2

As your go-to Long Beach florist, we can help you with local and national deliveries from our Thanksgiving collection.

Not sure what to get? Here are some ideas from our Thanksgiving collection that can show you what’s possible.

From Thanksgiving centerpieces and flower arrangements to special gifts and homemade bakery items, you will be able to find that special item that shows your gratitude while still sticking to your holiday budget.

Check out these Thanksgiving gift ideas many of which come in three sizes to fit your table and accommodate your guests:

  • The Rustic Cornucopia offers fall leaves, cattails, daisies and sunflowers.afm3
  • The Harvest Centerpiece Oblong is perfect for a rectangular table and includes a combination of seasonal fall flowers and candles.
  • The Country Harvest Centerpiece is a warm, inviting decoration for the Thanksgiving table with candles, lilies, wheat, oak leaves, chrysanthemums and ribbon.afm4
  • Allen’s Cornucopia has gerbera daisies, tiger lilies, roses, daisy poms, carnations, lotus pods and greenery in a fall basket.
  • The Sunflower Cornucopia has wheat, leaves, poms and, of course, plenty of sunflowers.
  • The Fall Flare Arrangement is another oblong-shaped Thanksgiving arrangement with candles, fall foliage, and autumn flowers.

To show our thanks for you, our customers, we have also put many items from our Thanksgiving collection on sale while supplies last!afm5

You can order by phone, in-store, or online. Just remember that we are only delivering up until Wednesday night. That’s because we close our doors on Thanksgiving so our staff can share their gratitude with their family and friends.

However, we are ready to open up once more on Black Friday! Also, be sure to check us out on Small Business Saturday!

Veteran’s Day in Long Beach

AFM1Veteran’s Day is a special day that recognizes the men and women that have served our country across multiple battles, conflicts, and wars, helping to preserve our freedom and rights as a country and as citizens. Each year, November 11th is designated as Veteran’s Day.

 

AFM2This year, Long Beach decided to host its annual Veteran’s Day parade a bit early on Saturday, November 5th at 10am. The annual parade was started in 1996 by former Long Beach Councilman Jerry Shultz who wanted the city to have a patriotic event.

 

The event draws more than 15,000 people and reminds the community about the importance veterans play in our country. We need to honor and take care of the people who have taken care of us.

 

The parade kicks off at Atlantic and Harding at 10am and proceeds south on Atlantic to 56th Street and then returns north on Atlantic back to Harding. Come out and support our vets!

 

We also have made numerous patriotic flower arrangements available that you can order from our Long Beach flower shop by visiting or calling or ordering through our website.AFM4

 

From all of us at Allen’s Flower Market, we would like to thank our local Long Beach vets and those across our great country who so bravely fought on our behalf!